On July 10, 2017, I met with Jason Evans, director of a Steve Rottfeld Productions, Inc. film crew, to shoot a short segment for the Fox television network program Xploration Awesome Planet. The episode was hosted by Phillip Cousteau Jr., grandson of Jacques Cousteau. Phillipe and the camera crew were amazed when the very first piece of shale he examined in the Kishenehn Formation contained a well-preserved fossil beetle.
Research on the fossil insects of the Kishenehn Formation has been covered by the lay media on numerous occasions. A partial list, with links to the articles, is provided below.
The authors of the last article, which appeared in 24/7 Wall St., reviewed the many fossils that have been covered by the news media and after consultation with professional paleobiologists, came up with an informal list of the 26 "most famous" - from the publics' viewpoint - fossils ever discovered. The list included Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis), the giant shark Megalodon, and feathers of a dinosaur preserved in amber. The list also included the first blood-engorged mosquito ever found, a specimen from the Kishenehn Formation that was shown to contain heme, the portion of the host's hemoglobin that is responsible for transport of oxygen to the body's cells.